43rd Session of Human Rights Council
ITEM 4: Annual debate: rights of persons with disabilities
28 February 2020
Statement by the Federation for Women and Family Planning
Thank you Madame President, the Federation makes this statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative.
The Sexual Rights Initiative prepared this submission to input into the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities' report on bioethics and disability, to be presented at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
The present study, developed under Human Rights Council resolution 25/20, is focused on the right to live independently and be included in the community, and the enjoyment, protection and promotion of that right as a substantive means for the realization of other rights, as a condition for avoiding institutionalization and segregation in health and social settings, and as a prerequisite to provide for the full development of the capabilities of persons with disabilities and their meaningful participation in, and contribution to, society.